Hatfield Forest

Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest

Hatfield Forest Trails 

Get some fresh air and exercise by following one of the many walks around the forest. At the end, treat yourself to a refreshing drink and may be even a slice of cake from the forest cafe.

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What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest

WoodFest 

Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

Lets go Batty - Children's Bat walks

Fri 18 Aug 2017
20:30-21:45
Come and take a night hike through the forest with our Learning Team.

Camping at WoodFest (tent pitches) (Cloned)

Fri 08 Sep 2017
16:00-19:00
Join us again camping all weekend at our annual festival.

Camping at WoodFest (caravan / campervan pitches) (Cloned)

Fri 08 Sep 2017
16:00-19:00
Join us again camping all weekend at our annual festival.

WoodFest (not staying over night) - Friday eve (Cloned)

Fri 08 Sep 2017
19:00-23:00
The Festival in the Heart of the Wood

WoodFest (not staying overnight) (Cloned)

Sat 09 Sep 2017
10:00-23:00
The Festival in the Heart of the Wood

Deer Rut Walk for Adults 2017

Wed 25 Oct 2017
06:30-08:30
Join us for a glimpse into the secretive world of fallow deer and perhaps catch a glace of the rut in action.
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Eating and shopping

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History

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Wildlife

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Our work

A muddy coppice footpath

Hatfield Forest - Every Step Counts 

Wet weather presents a particular challenge at Hatfield Forest. The ground becomes very easily waterlogged and the paths very muddy, especially in the coppices. The drier weather is helping with our car parking capacity, but we may need to close the grass car parks if we have a prolonged bout of rain. This means our ability to cope with lots of people is varied, so we ask you to bear with us, especially on fine weekends and holiday periods.

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Learning

A forest den

Summer Fun 

Bring your children to the forest for some fantastic fun during the summer holidays

Children creating art from leaves, twigs and bark

Learning at Hatfield Forest 

What better way to learn than in an outdoor classroom. Bring your group and discover our varied and exciting learning programme.

Children enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex

Hatfield Forest Explorer Groups 

Come and have some fun in the Forest. Join one of our monthly Explorer groups.

Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Professional Courses at Hatfield Forest 

Our team manages a variety of veteran trees and the wildlife the habitat supports. Learn what they know by taking part in one of our professional courses.